challenger mitt romney. but we begin with ed henry and another statistic to hurt the president. good evening, ed. >> good evening, bret. the good news for the president is the economy is making up ground. but the bad news is it's still not nearly enough to get millions back to work. >> hours before the latest numbers came in showing the economy is growing too slowly to boost hiring, president obama was in ohio, stressing again he inherited a disaster. >> we can't go backwards to the policies that caused us so much trouble, that hurt so many families. we have to stick to the policies that are getting us out of this mess. >> except the new gdp numbers show the president presided over slowest rate of growth of any recovery since world war ii. obama campaign spokeswoman today admitted 2% growth is not good enough, she accused republican mitt romney of offering a, "nothing burger." >> we've created 5.2 million jobs over 32 months. what is romney's plan? he has no plan. >> romney actually reiterated his plan today in iowa. hit the white house for vowing the stimulus would lift gdp above 4% by now.